Here’s a look around at what’s happening at Universal Orlando and Universal Studios Hollywood, from January 2, 2023, to January 8, 2023.

Universal Orlando

The Universal Studios AP Lounge officially closed on December 31, 2022, as they plan to relocate the popular AP hangout over to the Toon Lagoon area in Universal’s Islands of Adventure.


Revenge of the Mummy at Universal Studios Florida is still in Technical Rehearsal and may operate on a limited, unscheduled basis. There is no word as to when the ride will “officially” reopen.

The last day to ride Jurassic Park River Adventure before its closure for its annual Winter refurbishment is January 8, 2023. The ride is expected to reopen on February 4, 2023.

Kopiko Wai Winding River at Volcano Bay is scheduled to close for refurbishment on January 3, 2023. The attraction is scheduled to reopen on February 15, 2023.

Universal Studios Hollywood

Animal Actors, the Special Effects Show, and the Production Central store will be permanently closing on January 8, 2023. No details have been given other than the area is closing to make way for a “future attraction”.

Pass Member Reservations for Super Nintendo World will open for registration starting on Jan 5, 2023, at 1:30p PST. Reservations are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations will open here.


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